AdvanceTC’s MAGIC W3 Windows 7 smartphone grabbed attention last month with its combination of a chunky phone form-factor but full-fat Windows install inside. The company has sent over some videos of the MAGIC W3 in action, and as you might expect it’s a flexible little beastie.
Video demos after the cut
The 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor – paired with 1GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD – is seemingly good enough for HD video playback or running Photoshop, as shown in the demo videos below. Of course, you might not want to do much graphics editing on a 4.8-inch WVGA touchscreen, so the MAGIC W3 works quite nicely as a desktop replacement (albeit one that’s not going to keep up with your Sandy Bridge tower PC).
What we still don’t know is battery life, though AdvanceTC has at least tried to balance Windows 7 and x86 realities with the sort of runtimes we expect from a modern smartphone. The MAGIC W3 supports wake-on-call or wake-on-SMS, allowing you to keep the ultraportable PC in sleep mode but not miss anything urgent.
MAGIC W3 desktop setup:
HD Video Playback on MAGIC W3:
Voice Calls on MAGIC W3:
Photoshop on MAGIC W3: